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Incredible Hulk #193: Review

Nov 1975
Len Wein, Herb Trimpe

Story Name:

The Doctor's Name is... Samson!

Review & Comments

3 stars


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Incredible Hulk #193 Synopsis by Julio Molina-Muscara
Bruce Banner is on boat back to America. Catching fresh air on the deck, he's ordered by a sailor to return to his cabin right away. While Banner tries to calm the nervous sailor down, a group of men dump radioactive waste bins into the ocean. When Banner realizes of this, his fate gets sealed by suffering an "accident" at sea. But, the evildoers ignore that frail man can turn into the strongest one there is. Minutes later, the remains of the Blackwatch ship sunk (with how many other radioactive bins in it, oh dear...) and the Hulk, who hates water, has no option but to swim looking for a coast.

Meanwhile, at the Hulkbuster Base in New Mexico, Dr Leonard Samson is making good progress on his cure for the mindless Glenn Talbot. He intends using gamma radiation but needs Banner'd aid, since he's the foremost scientist in that area. Unfortunately, most believe Banner is dead (when the Bitterfrost installation was destroyed -- in Hulk #188). Suddenly, the Gammatron sensors alert of an overload. Betty Ross, Thunderbolt Ross and Clay Quartermain escape to safety, but Samson stays at the controls and gets bombarded with gamma rays when the device bursts. As a result, he turns into a tall muscular manwith long green hair. Doc Samson lives again (1st time was in Hulk #141)!

Hulk reaches Manhattan. News of the monster's whereabouts get to Doc Samson who asks the monster for Banner's help, yet using his fists. Reacting to the bad strategy, Hulk fights back. Though Samson had the upper hand, greenskin end up defeating the psychiatrist. As Hulk leaps away from the "city of puny humans", Doc Samson energetically plans for his revenge.

Preview Pages
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Herb Trimpe
Joe Staton
Gil Kane (Cover Penciler)
John Romita (Cover Inker)
Letterer: John Costanza.
Editor: Len Wein.


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Doc Samson
Doc Samson

(Leonard Samson)

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)

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